Nanoscale chemical tomography of buried organic–inorganic interfaces in the chiton tooth

@article{Gordon2011NanoscaleCT,
  title={Nanoscale chemical tomography of buried organic–inorganic interfaces in the chiton tooth},
  author={Lyle M. Gordon and Derk Joester},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={469},
  pages={194-197}
}
Biological organisms possess an unparalleled ability to control the structure and properties of mineralized tissues. They are able, for example, to guide the formation of smoothly curving single crystals or tough, lightweight, self-repairing skeletal elements. In many biominerals, an organic matrix interacts with the mineral as it forms, controls its morphology and polymorph, and is occluded during mineralization. The remarkable functional properties of the resulting composites—such as… Expand

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